It is finally XC season! The first colds, the first snow and, as usual, the first cross-country races. November started with the long-waited Berlin and Brandenburg XC Champs, where I managed to get a 7th place in the long-distance (2nd in the age-group 30-35). Then a very intense measurements plan lead me to Kassel for one week, where I could enjoy a couple of track sessions in the beautiful main stadium. After the commitments related to the university, the "classical" marathon relay (now renamed to Airfield Run) allowed to run a pretty quick 5k for the Leidig24 Triathlon Team. Even if I faced a strong headwind for around 2 km, I still managed to run a 16'45" that, given the part of the season and the weather conditions, left me with quite a good feeling. Next, just a couple of days ago and always with the same team, I ran for the first time the Berliner Ruder-Club XC relay. A beautiful event indeed, with the interesting format of 4x6 km in the woods. Also, we won and that made the whole thing even sweeter!
|A lot of handshakes before the start (Berlin and Brandenburg XC Champs).|
|Crowded start at the Berlin and Brandenburg XC Champs.|
|Enjoying a hot tea right after the victorious Berliner Ruder-Club XC relay.|
|Holger Leidig (full left) and part of the Leidig24 team, right after the Berliner Ruder-Club XC relay.|
Here the diary entries for the past November:
Su 01-11-15 Easy 20', 2 strides, 3 x uphill reps circuit (downhill jog rest), CD.
Mo 02-11-15 Easy 35', legs and core strength.
Tu 03-11-15 Off.
We 04-11-15 Slow 20'. Easy 15', 2 strides, 4x500 m @ 3k race pace (200 m jog rest), CD.
Th 05-11-15 Slow 30'.
Fr 06-11-15 Off.
Sa 07-11-15 RACE: 9.6 km (BBM Cross - Luckenwalde).
Su 08-11-15 Slow 45'.
Mo 09-11-15 Measurements @ Kassel Uni.
Tu 10-11-15 Easy 20', 2 strides, 1x600 m (1'41"), 3' walk rest, 3x300 m (54"-49"-47", 100 m jog rest), 5' walk rest, easy 4x200 m, CD.
We 11-11-15 Off.
Th 12-11-15 Easy 30', 2 strides, 1x800 m (fast straights, medium corners), 3' walk rest, 3x200 m (200 m jog rest), CD.
Fr 13-11-15 Off.
Sa 14-11-15 45' with some XC.
Su 15-11-15 Arms, legs and core strength. Easy 40'.
Mo 16-11-15 40' with some fartlek.
Tu 17-11-15 40' ice speed skating.
We 18-11-15 Easy 40' with some XC sections.
Th 19-11-15 Easy 20' with some strides.
Fr 20-11-15 Off.
Sa 21-11-15 35' jog, Adidas RUNBASE Berlin pre-opening, arms, legs and core strength.
Su 22-11-15 RACE: 5 km (TÜV Rheinland Airfield Run - Berlin).
Mo 23-11-15 40' ice speed skating.
Tu 24-11-15 Easy 55'.
We 25-11-15 Easy 15', 2 strides, 1x600 m, 200 m jog rest, 1x300 m, 3' walk rest, 4x200 m on grass (200 m jog rest), 15'.
Th 26-11-15 Easy 20'.
Fr 27-11-15 Easy 55'.
Sa 28-11-15 Easy 30'.
Su 29-11-15 RACE: 6.2 km (32. Berliner Ruder-Club Cross-Staffellauf - Berlin). Arms and core strength.
Mo 30-11-15 Slow 30'.